Family Status: Married, mother of 3
Occupation: Speaker, Motivator
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 102 pounds!
Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 138 pounds
Monique’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have been unhappy since 10 years old.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I got fed up with listening to experts and trying every plan out there and not seeing long lasting results.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I now eat predominately whole foods, I pretty much eliminated processed foods and heavy starches.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
In the beginning were cravings, but I also had other health issues as well. As time went on my challenges were plateaus and boredom with food choices and also exercise.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started to see results within a month of dedication.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
About 2 years.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
1.5 years and it’s not coming back.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I am totally free in my mind. I can choose what I want to eat any where I go and not care about anyone’s opinions or comments. I have no problem eating differently from others. I am totally pleased and ok with that. It excites me to go from a size 22 to a size 4/6 and I am not holding my breath either.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit keeps me informed about latest findings about nutrition and gives ideas for exercise. I discovered ShapeFit toward the end of the push to lose, and I find it a great resource for exercise tips on form and variety
Monique’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Stop and listen to your body.
Weight loss tip #2:
Forget about quick fixes.
Weight loss tip #3:
Replace one thing at a time.
Weight loss tip #4:
Always make the best choice you can at the moment. You will feel once you did.
Weight loss tip #5:
Success is a stairway, not a doorway.
Monique’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Almonds, walnuts, fruits, spirulina.
Salad with homemade dressing. Homemade pie made from fruits and nuts.
Huge Salad with many vegetables, mushrooms onions spring rolls.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruit, smoothies, healthy desserts, depends on what I feel like having.
Monique’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I do compound total body exercises 2 times a week for 60 minutes. I also do Pilates body strengthening and flexibility 3 times a week for 15-60 minutes.
I jog while my kids ride their bicycles 4 days a week for 30-60 minutes.